‘Wetlands’

Works by Paul Rose

Trish Banks Image Trish Banks Image


Tuesday 29th April – Sunday 11th May 2014


Paul Rose was born in Gravesend, Kent and moved to Mayo, Ireland in 1995. He worked as a registered nurse until 2003 when he was injured at work. Always having a love of the arts he took up painting as a therapeutic outlet. He then studied art and design at GMIT, Castlebar graduating with a BA in 2012.


His projects often consist of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. Paul’s artistic practice is engaged with social and cultural identity stemming from feelings, dreams, and memories and he considers his work as a journey through life. His works have been included in group shows throughout Mayo and one solo show in Cacela Vahla, Portugal. He also has had various commissions and publications.


The exhibitions purpose is to convey a scenario by providing paintings in Abstract Expressionism form, which represents what is being felt from the inside rather than the outside. The creativity within his paintings is meant to let the viewer develop new imaginations, grab the interest and entice an emotional response from the viewer letting the viewer piece together the works from their own perception and understanding, each viewer takes something a little different from the same painting.


‘Wetlands’ is Paul’s second solo exhibition. He has always been fascinated by the Irish Wetlands/bogs. Ireland’s peat bogs are valued landscapes and places of unique flora and fauna, they feature throughout Irish history, art, music and folklore, appearing to be ever present and never ending. It’s topography which is transformed by ever changing light, at times crammed or lost in dejection, sometimes standing full of pride with an impression of poignant restraint, calmness, wellbeing and ruggedness.


Opening Reception: Friday 2nd May, 7-9pm